Do I care? Not one jot - it's FUN!!!
That said, I have found time in the last few weeks to go back and make some more bags. These are bags without a specific purpose - by which I mean I had no birthday in mind when I made them; they're just bags I made because I wanted to try the pattern and I have a little bit of fabric (okay, okay - a large drawer full of fabric) to use somehow.
You never know, I might one day actually sell a few of them, but in the meantime the cupboard in my spare room is quietly filling up with bags (and a few ties too). But let's not overreach ourselves - it's just a little addiction hobby and it keeps me out of mischief.
As ever, I got the pattern all the way from sunny Melbourne. It may seem mad shipping a pattern or two and some purse hardware half way round the world, but believe you me, it's well worth it. Take the O-rings on the second of these bags, for example - compared to anything I can get in North America, these are just fabulous. I'd have to actually take a photo of one next to a North American O-ring to prove it to you .. and, as I don't have any of the inferior species, you're simply going to have to take my word for it!
Introducing the Day Bag:
It's just possible that I like this pattern so much because it's very, very easy to make (I'm really quite lazy) - but let's pretend instead that it's because it's almost exactly the dimensions of my much loved Mulberry handbag.... which means it's perfect for almost all occasions.
I just need to find owners for them now. But that's another project in itself!!